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Empire Holiday Party 12/3

by Roger on Nov.24, 2016, under Club News, Party

Let’s celebrate another great year at our annual Holiday Party at the Davenport Press in Mineola NY.

Empire Region will have our annual Holiday Party at the Davenport Press. We will continue to have our own room upstairs with a private cash bar (soda is provided at no cost at the bar) followed by a sit down dinner. As we have done in the past the Empire Region will cover tax and gratuity cost for each member and associate member.

When: Saturday December 3rd

Time: 6:30pm Cocktails and appetizer’s a t the upstairs Cash Bar followed by a sit down dinner.

Cost: Empire Region will once again subsidize this event providing a reduced cost to 2016 Paid Members and Associates at $55.00 each (cash only) Non-Members are welcome to join us at the full rate of $65.00 each (cash only). Any Non-Member who&n bsp;joins at the Holiday Party will get the discounted rate of $55.00. All you need to do is fill out an application and bring a check or cash for your 2017 membership dues (applications will be available). Or you can sign up on line and bring your confirmation/receipt with you (no discounts can be provided without a receipt).

Where: Davenport Press 70 Main Street, Mineola NY 11501. The restaurant is a short walk east of the Mineola Long Island Rail Road Station (one block east of the station on the south side of tracks). Set in a historic building is this fine continental restaurant. Built in 1862 as a bank, it later became a printing company, and finally, in 1976, a restaurant. It still possesses all the charm and character of its past.

We will have a 50/50 raffle too!!

We need an accurate headcount for the restaurant so please RSVP to David at LCCBaron@aol.com before December 1st.

6:30 – 7:30: Cash Bar, pass around Hors D’oeuvres

7:30 Dinner:
First course: Baby Shrimp in garlic sauce, crispy calamari or Rigatoni a la vodka.

Second course: Caesar or tossed salad

Third course: Sirloin Steak, Chicken Francaise/Marsala, Broiled Salmon, Shrimp Scampi. All served with vegetables & roasted potatoes.

Fourth Course: dessert, coffee or tea.

See you at the Holiday Party
George, Peter, John, and David

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4th Annual Drive-In Movie Night 2014

by Roger on Sep.05, 2014, under Party

Peter writes:
Out 4th Annual Drive In Movie Night was a rousing success! We had outstanding attendance and the weather could not have been more perfect.

Members started to arrive by 3pm and we parked all the Buicks in the driveway, well, except for Mike’s Pontiac and Patrick’s Charger. We let the Pontiac slide since the first movie featured a Pontiac Trans Am but I can’t explain Patrick’s Charger, he must of sneaked it in there when we weren’t manning the parking (I guess he needs to be watched now). Chris had his two Buick Wagon Pace cars proudly parked on the front lawn for display and the Plymouth Gran Coupe on the side of garage all decked out.

It was very nice to see Joe P from Ft Lauderdale, and Michael and David long term Empire Members in attendance. I also want to mention the two New Jersey couples that drove over bridges to attend our event; John and Kevin, and Craig and Kevin. Glad to see all of you.

As members entered the yard they quickly discovered what the two movies were as Chris had posters set up and a partially nude poster of Burt Reynold’s. For those who were unable to attend the movies were ‘Smokey and the Bandit” and “Cannonball Run”. Each car load of guests also received a lovely promotional Buick map donated by Chris.

There were, of course, our beautiful cars parked out front. To mention a few: George came in his new 59 Oldsmobile, Charles’ really nice Chrysler Salon (when was the last time you saw one of these), Andy’s Aunt’s low mileage Buick, and Mike’s Buick Wagon, plus so many others (Pictures attached)

Dinner was served a little bit behind schedule because we were so involved in chatting and admiring the cars. But not to worry the caterer came on time and set up everything for us. We had Fried Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Brisket, Mac and Cheese, Beans, Cole Slaw, and Corn Bread for a finger licking southern dinner to set our mood before the movie started.

By about 6:30 the camera was rolling and our first feature movie started. Intermission time we had a sheet cake, cookies, and coffee. The cake was decorated to the theme of the movie and I must say the baker did a fabulous job for us.

Our 50/50 raffle was awarded during intermission. $100.00 was the prize and Tom M was the lucky winner and the cap Patrick donated was won by Kevin.

But wait, there were more raffle prizes to give away after the movie! So if you stayed for the second movie you had a chance to win the Burt Reynolds poster and a mystery prize! The majority of the guests stayed for the end of the second movie and Patrick won the Burt Reynolds poster and Andy won the mystery prize. The mystery prize was the original Cosmopolitan magazine with the Burt Reynolds centerfold! Those lucky boys!

I would like to thank Chris for hosting our 4th annual Drive In Movie Night. Chris worked tirelessly preparing for the day, he donated prizes, created a library of automobile books, set up marvelous candy dishes, and worked with George and I planning the event. Also thank you to George for his assistance in the planning and shopping, John P and Mike W for taking pictures, Sam for bringing and setting up the camera, sound system, and screen, and Mike S for doing a superb job with the 50/50. All team players and it showed as the event went off without a flaw. And one last thank you to our members for continuing to show your interest and support in our events. We can’t do this without all of you!

It was a great evening and it was nice to see everyone get together. I look forward to our next event on September 7th at Larry’s house.


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Pool Party at Patrick’s 2014

by Roger on Jul.29, 2014, under Party

Peter Writes:
On July 19th we held our annual Pool Party at Patrick’s lovely home. We have been doing this party over 16 years now, and it just seems to be getting better and better.

In spite of the cloudy day we had an amazing turn out. The water was warm but because of the clouds not too many of us jumped in, however the new pool liner made the water so inviting that some of us did take advantage of the water even for a little while.

Perhaps because we didn’t use the pool too much we had more time to mingle and enjoy the classic cars parked out front. I received a lot of feedback that this years party was one of the best they attended.

We had our two newest members, Gaz and David, join us for their first event. They are a nice addition to the club and I hope we see more of them at our upcoming events.

We did a 50/50 raffle and John N from NJ won the grand cash prize of $170.00! Congratulations to John. This was, I believe, one of our biggest 50/50 awards. John D and Patrick donated prizes to raffle off as well. One prize we almost had to give away as I guess no one wanted to go to a Duck’s baseball game, go figure. I am glad that Kevin and John finally won the prize and were able to attend the game on Sunday.

Christmas in July, yes you heard me right. We caught Patrick decorating the Christmas tree and snapped a few pictures. I guess its never to early to get a head start.

Thank you is in order for many of the participants that helped make this a memorable day. Big thanks to Patrick for hosting once again this year and opening your home to us. I thank George for helping me shop and price compare to get us the best deals on the food and beverages. Also big thanks to those who did the grilling on the BBQ and to Mike W for taking the pictures. Lastly thank you to those who helped in the clean up so we could leave Patrick’s house in somewhat decent order.

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Annual Holiday Party at the Davenport Press 12/7/13

by Roger on Dec.15, 2013, under Party

Our annual Holiday Party at the Davenport Press in Mineola NY.

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